Category Archives: Cardinals

Colorful Cardinals

I know winter isn’t far behind when the Northern Cardinals start showing up at my feeders in groups again. During the breeding season the birds are territorial, but in the winter they often gather together in small flocks. Over the … Continue reading

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Bird Cam: Mr. and Mrs.

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Cardinal Clan

The odds look good that a nice-sized Northern Cardinal flock plans to spend the winter in our neighborhood. I’m seeing more cardinals than usual at my feeders this fall, and at dusk there are already sometimes as many as 8 … Continue reading

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The Uglies

It’s molting season for many songbirds, and this Northern Cardinal is the most pathetic-looking bird I’ve seen so far. It was really humid when I took these photos. My hair sticks up in every direction¬†when I’m outside on a humid … Continue reading

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Cheerio, Cardinals!

I’ve become completely spoiled by my winter flock of Northern Cardinals, and I’m really going to miss them when they pair off and disappear for breeding season. For months I’ve been able to look out the window at any time … Continue reading

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Collection of Cardinals

For several years now I’ve enjoyed a flock of wintering cardinals in my yard. This year’s flock is made up of 11 birds. One day¬†I glanced out the window to see 8 of them on my platform feeder at the … Continue reading

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My Cardinal Companions

For the last five winters I’ve been blessed by the company of a small flock of cardinals. This year the males outnumber the females. Cardinals like to forage for seeds on the ground, but they aren’t shy about visiting my … Continue reading

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Commonplace Customers

All summer I wondered if the wildfires in Canada would affect the conifer crops and drive some of the irruptive species further south this winter. I miss the comical Red-breasted Nuthatches. I think it’s been about three years since I’ve … Continue reading

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Up Close and Personal: Trying to Beat the Heat

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Peanut Frenzy

The songbirds in my neighborhood have gone peanut-crazy. I even switched out some of my thistle and sunflower feeders to keep up with demand. Many species are getting their youngsters addicted to the peanuts as well, and I can’t recall … Continue reading

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